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Senior Database Administration

Date: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Bangalore, IN, 560066 Bangalore, IN, 560 066

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 44501

Job Family: Information Technology/Software Development


Operating in 29 markets across Asia Pacific, with over 2000 local staff, serving premium top blue-chip customers in the travel industry - from travel agencies, airlines, hotels, car rentals and insurance providers. Sabre have grown our presence significantly over the years, in order to tap on the immense potential of the world’s fast growing region. Sabre’s end-to-end technologies help create a differentiated portfolio of solutions and services driven by data and insights on how travel business operates in Asia Pacific. We help our travel partners create better customer experiences, optimise business operations and enhance competitiveness. As we continue to grow in the region, our people are AND will always be our biggest asset & investment, where we continue to bring together the best talent and help them achieve their own career aspirations in a truly global company.

Job Description

What happens when you combine technology with travel? Sabre! Did you know that cutting-edge technology is used at Sabre by more than 1 billion people around the globe? Did you know that Sabre processes approximately 85,000 transactions per second for the largest industry in the world - travel and tourism? Now, that we have your attention, Sabre is an innovative technology company that leads the travel industry by helping our customers (and employees) succeed. We are looking for forward-thinking, creative people who take ownership of results and make things happen. If this sounds like you, consider joining our team.


Team Introduction:

“Flight Plan Manager” team develops a comprehensive flight planning solution for the market.  This is a mission critical product for Sabre airline business due to its superior cost optimization capabilities. FPM combines complete data support services — notice to airmen (NOTAMS), weather, airport suitability and airspace restrictions — with real-time alerts. The 4-D cost optimization functionality, route, altitude, speed and time are simultaneously analyzed to create an optimal flight path that accounts for fuel costs, CO2 emissions and delays. The solution is used by 30+ airlines including such big players as United Airlines or Turkish Airlines and the customer base is growing each year.


Working in the FPM team will challenge you and help you develop your business, technical and interpersonal skills. You will have an opportunity to cooperate with young and enthusiastic team. We are currently looking for a Senior Database Administrator to join our team in Bangalore and play a crucial role in the SQL Server administration and maintenance.



Database Administrator – Senior

(ref. no: 39327, Location: Bangalore)


  • Under general direction, plans complex computerized databases, including base definition, structure, capacity, documentation, long-range requirements, high availability and disaster recovery, operational guidelines and protection.
  • Establishes and maintains security and integrity controls.
  • Formulates and monitors policies, procedures and standards relating to database management.
  • Monitors system health and works on raised alerts.
  • Proposes and implements enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system.
  • Debug code and profile system performance to troubleshoot functional and non-functional issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating complex databases.
  • Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Writes and produces standardized and complex customized or ad hoc reports.
  • Writes documentation for database environment architecture, setup, and implemented changes.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel.
  • Keep up to date with the latest technology trends and best practices
  • Provides on-call support during scheduled time window

Job Requirements


  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL Server (2014 and above)
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows Server (2012 and above)
  • Minimum of 5 years commercial experience in SQL Server administration
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Administration (Backups, Maintenance tasks, Mirroring, Always On Availability Groups, Replication, Failover Clusters, TDE)
  • Knowledge of relational databases, T-SQL, query execution plans, solving concurrency issues and deadlocks
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
  • Knowledge of database monitoring tools (Idera DM is a plus)
  • Able to understand complex application workflows
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Performance profiling
  • Knowledge of PowerShell
  • Knowledge of GIT source control system
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with Change Control process (ServiceNow is a plus)
  • Experience with SQL Server patching procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Experience in working with global, distributed teams
  • Great communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.


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